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Milky Way Cookies

This weekend was candy-themed for some reason…I just really felt like baking with candy I guess. It was also an effort to empty some things out of my pantry that I bought for another purpose but never got around to, such as a bag of fun size milky ways and a bag of caramels.

Milky Way Cookies

Adapted from All Recipes

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 caramels, chopped
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag fun size milky ways
  1. Preheat over to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside
  3. Cream butter, both sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs
  4. Slowly beat in the flour mixture
  5. Mix in the chopped caramels and chocolate chips
  6. Gather dough and wrap around a milky way. Repeat until all the milky ways are gone
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cooling racks

Close-up of the batter

Pre-baked

Post-baked

Funfetti Hug Cookies

This was actually my second round of Funfetti cookies I made. The first time didn’t turn out like I had hoped because what I planned on doing was baking the cookie dough around a hug kiss. But clearly I wasn’t thinking because I was using cake batter in the mix so obviously the dough was going to spread and make a thin cookie. They still tasted really good and Kamil really enjoyed them so after downing pretty much all of them, he demanded I make more. So the second time, I chopped up the hug kisses and just mixed them into the batter so the white and milk chocolate flavors would be evenly distributed throughout the cookie.

Funfetti Hug Cookies

Adapted from All Recipes

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 package hugs Hershey kisses, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  2. Sift together the flour and baking soda in a small mixing bowl. Set aside
  3. Beat butter, both sugars, vanilla, and cake mix in a mixing bowl until well combined. Beat in the eggs and mix well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture
  4. Stir in the sprinkles and chopped hugs
  5. Bake on cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack

Close-up of the very colorful batter. If these cookies were for me, I don’t think they would have even made it into the oven. I probably would have just eaten all the batter because it was so good!

Pre-baked

Post-baked

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